Judges' detention: Lawyers in massive turnout to record statements against Musharraf

The hearing of the case is set to take place on June 6.


Obaid Abbasi June 03, 2013
The lawyers recorded their statements against former president Pervez Musharraf citing that he had ordered all the courts to be shut down in the country when emergency was imposed. PHOTO: AFP/ FILE

ISLAMABAD: A group of lawyers had their statements recorded before the Shalimar Police Station against former president Pervez Musharraf in judge's detention case on Monday, Express News reported.

Their statements cited that former president Pervez Musharraf had imposed emergency on November 3, 2007.

In his statement, Advocate Anwar Dar told The Express Tribune that after imposing emergency all the courts in the country were directed to shut down, including the district court in Rawalpindi where he was practicing.

"When I said I wanted to enter the court, I was taken under arrest," Dar said.

He said he remained imprisoned in the Gujjarwala jail for 20 days.

Judges of superior courts including Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry along with his family members were detained, he added.

The lawyers who were present corroborated Dar's statements.

The lawyers from the twin cities' court of Rawalpindi and Islamabad who recorded their statements as witnesses included Advocate Inamur Rahim, Advocate Anwar Dar, Advocate Raja Saimul Haq Satti, Advocate Tayyab Khalid amongst others.

The police were earlier asked by the Islamabad High Court to present a complete challan, with statements from the judges who were detained.

The hearing of the case is set to take place on June 6.

COMMENTS (4)

Rule of Law | 8 years ago | Reply

Dictator Musharraf is reaping the fruit of the seeds sown by him.

ishtiaer hussain | 8 years ago | Reply

Black sheep should also stand up against their PCO CJ for abrogating the constitution. Dispensation of selective justice will only create more trouble and lead to confrontation with unseen consequences.

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